IFDA NY chapter was out and about last Friday in Brooklyn for the annual BKLYN DESIGNS. Our hand-picked judges are talents from the design industry who scoured the show to award Best In Show in ten categories. A special thank you to member Julie Schuster for this guest post/recap of a fantastic day, and to Claudia Giselle Tejeda for the Instagram take over plus these lovely photographs! A very warm congratulations to those selected:
IFDA Selects at Brooklyn Designs, May 6, 2016
guest post by Julie Schuster
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@aalgazedesign; @roseott; @barbarhaberman; Jan Girard; @carolyn_cirillo; @schusterdesign @mhhandb_dumbo; @claudiagdesign; @hohlhome; Mimi Levitan
Friday was an early morning. Under cloudy skies, zipping off on the subway to midtown with the rush to “off to work” travelers, I was meeting a bus to make the trek from Manhattan to the Brooklyn Designs show in Greenpoint. As part of the adjudication panel for IFDA Selects, I had no idea how wonderfully the day would turn out.
This burgeoning start up show, in its second year, is a showcase for much of the growing arts and crafts scene in Brooklyn, running May 6 – 8. The location was flooded with natural light from all of the surrounding floor to ceiling windows. Nearly all of the venue’s displayers are local to the area, giving one a great opportunity to get an overview of the array of creativity developing here. The venue had running CEU presentations all day in their theater and Naula created a wonderful Press Room for
Our team to meet and discuss the categories and winners.
The judging panel was treated to a gourmet lunch courtesy of AJ Madison Appliances in their beautiful kitchen display booth, courtesy of Tulley Road Caterers, featuring locally grown and sourced delights. The evening concluded with a cocktail party for attendees and show vendors alike, giving everyone an opportunity to mingle and enjoy the wonderful location together. All in all, an amazing day!
WINNER: Krivens Partners – Propeller Table
JUDGE: Richard Segal
CATEGORY: Gourmet Housewares
WINNER: Signe Yberg Ceramics
JUDGE: Claudia Giselle Tejeda
CATEGORY: Innovative Booth Design
JUDGE: Barbara Haberman
CATEGORY: Mimi Levitan
WINNER : Earthly Design – Hemp based/Eco friendly fabrics
JUDGE: Mimi Levitan
CATEGORY: Green Sensibility
WINNER: Sawkill Lumber Co.
JUDGE: Scott Hohl
WINNER: Peg Woodworking
JUDGE: Rose Ott
WINNER: Think Fabricate – Brooklyn Plates
JUDGE: Carolyn Cirillo
CATEGORY: Design & Architectural Services
WINNER: Garrison Architects – Pod Hotel
JUDGE: Jan Girard
WINNER: Popular Architecture – Downside Up LED Suspension Light
JUDGE: Julie Schuster
WINNER: Smash Industries
JUDGE: Andrea Algaze